Articles written by Dylan Sammut:

Smith & Nephew Acquires Robotics Firm Atracsys

Smith & Nephew plc (NYSE: SNN) has been on a shopping spree this year. After reporting two deals in March and a third in April, they’re at it again. Now the medical device maker has acquired Atracsys Sarl, a Swiss medical device firm with a focus on robotics. The company provides optical navigation and robotic tracking components with […]

Dassault Makes Near-Record Deal for Medidata Solutions

European software company Dassault Systèmes (Paris: DSY) made a big splash in the healthcare sector in June. The company acquired Medidata Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDSO) for $5.8 billion, the second largest digital health transaction in our database. Medidata Solutions has a software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform to assist life science companies performing clinical trials with managing vast amounts of […]

Health Care M&A Deals, Week Ending June 14, 2019

The Health Care M&A Weekly chart is a selection of transactions announced during the prior week(s). The deals presented here are from our Deal Search Online database, which is updated every business day. Visit www.dealsearchonline.com to see how Deal Search Online can help you stay up-to-date on the healthcare market overall, or in a particular sector of interest to […]

Health Care M&A Deals, Week Ending June 7, 2019

The Health Care M&A Weekly chart is a selection of transactions announced during the prior week(s). The deals presented here are from our Deal Search Online database, which is updated every business day. Visit www.dealsearchonline.com to see how Deal Search Online can help you stay up-to-date on the healthcare market overall, or in a particular sector of interest to […]

Best Buy Dives Deeper into Seniors Healthcare Services

Best Buy Co. (NYSE: BBY) has doubled down on its commitment to the senior home-care market. In August 2018, the consumer electronics retail giant announced its acquisition of GreatCall, Inc. for $800 million. GreatCall’s product offering includes senior-friendly hardware combined with one-touch connectivity to trained agents who can answer questions, dispatch emergency personnel, connect to family caregivers […]

MyEyeDr Acquired by Goldman Sachs’ PE Firm

West Street Capital Partners VII, the private equity arm of Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS), dove into the ophthalmology market with its $2.6 billion deal for privately held Capital Vision Services. If that name doesn’t sound familiar, its operating trade name might ring a bell: MyEyeDr. The sellers were Altas Partners LP and Canadian pension fund Caisse de dépôt et […]

Private Equity Stays Active in Health Care

Nearly halfway into 2019, and PE firms are showing no signs of slowing as they swarm the healthcare industry. So far this year, there have been 71 deals with a private equity firm as the buyer, or roughly 11% of the total deals announced. That’s roughly the same amount as in the same period in […]

Lumos Diagnostics Bolsters its POC Testing Platform

Lumos Diagnostics, a subsidiary of Planet Innovation, announced this week it acquired RPS Diagnostics for an undisclosed price. RPS develops, manufactures and markets rapid, point-of-care diagnostic tests for a variety of infectious diseases and inflammatory conditions. The merged company will be called Lumos Diagnostics. This deal adds RPS’s FebriDx test, a rapid, in-office test that provides clinicians with […]

EMR Software Provider Acquired by WELL Health

Slowly but surely, WELL Health Technologies Corp. (TSX.V: WELL) is building its own digital health platform. The Canadian healthcare operator announced it acquired OSCARprn for $876,000. Financial details include $619,500 upfront and $256,500 via 373,906 shares in the capital of WELL at a price of approximately $0.69 per share. The target company provides electronic medical record (EMR) software services […]